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Author Topic: A touch of Scotch  (Read 1969 times)

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A touch of Scotch
« on: May 15, 2018, 02:51:57 pm »
Thought I would open a thread for my new layout. Had many false starts but positive this one will reach completion. Not sure what the name of the layout will be, so called it where it will be situated. Boards are build, just need to work out track levels for each part of plan.

I hope to give the plan a Scottish feel. Was going to go with a three line plan but just doesn't feel Scottish enough with mainly single and double lines in Scotland. The station plan is taken from a Ian Futers plan of a what if terminus at Cromarty. Both parts give me something different, the bottom will have trains running continuously and the top part will give a little shunting and running. Plans are below. Will be DCC.






Hope to post regular with my progress. Electrics should be fairly straightforward as not many points to worry about.

Dave
« Last Edit: May 21, 2018, 11:52:56 am by barneyadi »

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 03:58:37 pm »
Hi barneyadi,

Sounds interesting. Welcome aboard and looking forward to your build.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 06:14:12 pm »
I hope to give the plan a Scottish feel. Was going to go with a three line plan but just doesn't feel Scottish enough with mainly single and double lines in Scotland. ... Will be DCC.
Dave

Gets my vote ... I'm already looking forward to feeling haim sick!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 01:56:09 pm »
So this is the first pic of the layout. Have loosely laid some of the track to see how it looks. Need to work out how I am going to do different heights for the tracks. Think I will raise the double track slightly and then the station track use supports to raise it up.




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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07:50:18 pm »
So this is the first pic of the layout. Have loosely laid some of the track to see how it looks. Need to work out how I am going to do different heights for the tracks. Think I will raise the double track slightly and then the station track use supports to raise it up.





From little acorns, great things grow, looking forward to seeing it develop.

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 07:55:34 pm »
Well there is a chance I might change things, but will use this same thread all the same. Just deciding how much to trust my limited modelling skills.

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 01:38:56 pm »
I just guessed I would change my mind again. I think a it is my first layout that keeping things simple is the way to go. I have a new plan I found which meets my needs and which I could do on a flat board but might go over a river to give a different perspective. I want a small town scene too so think it affords the space and might work better. Have picture of track loosely laid but will do an anyrail plan later.



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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 01:58:03 pm »
Here is a anyrail plan of what I am thinking of. If anyone has seen the layout 'Blue is the Colour', this plan should look similar.




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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 07:26:57 pm »
Think you might need a crossover between the up and down (fy) tracks otherwise the up (clockwise) trains can't access the sidings.    :idea:

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 07:37:12 pm »
Think you might need a crossover between the up and down (fy) tracks otherwise the up (clockwise) trains can't access the sidings.    :idea:

Thanks Caz

The reasoning behind not having a crossover is for the two outside lines are main line whereas the inner line is a sort of branch terminus with a goods or engine shed and only a rare goods train might reverse onto mainline and go anticlockwise.

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 07:42:15 pm »
Even up trains would need access to the yard to collect empties for return.  A trailing crossover would suffice.

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 08:16:58 pm »
Thanks Caz

I understand where you are coming from but might still do without the crossover. The original layout that had this plan seemed to get on ok without a crossover so will probably go without one as well.

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 02:52:43 pm »
I have very kindly been sent the original trackplan for 'Blue is the Colour' by it's owner Norman. I have transferred it to a anyrail plan, below. I have enquired of him as to the reasoning for no crossover from outer track to sidings and waiting to hear back. The side of the plan will be different as I have 4ft depth whereas the original was only 2ft 6.




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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 03:10:19 pm »
Another vote here for a trailing crossover to allow departing trains to reach the "left-hand side of the road"........

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Re: Bedroom 2 layout
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 04:02:07 pm »
Ok guys, very confused as to what is meant by a trailing crossover and where it should be put?


 

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